Broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera continue on Classical 90.5 at 11:00 a.m. this Saturday with a performance of Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi, with an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play Hernani by Victor Hugo. The performance will run approximately three hours and thirty minutes.

Verdi's thrilling early drama stars Angela Meade as Elvira, the young woman who finds herself loved by three men. All-star "Verdians" Marcello Giordani (in the title role), Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and Ferruccio Furlanetto play the suitors who pursue her.